Fowey Library twinning event

By George Taylor, 7SH

On Thursday 9th May, eight Year 7 students from Ms Farquharson’s French class, accompanied by Mr Perry, Miss Key and our tutor Miss Hales, walked down to Fowey Library to participate in a twinning event.

The high winds on Thursday prevented the yachts from leaving the estuary

The high winds on Thursday prevented the yachts from leaving the estuary

Students head to the Library in Fowey

Students head to the Library in Fowey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We introduced ourselves (in French) to the group of dignitaries from the Breton town of Pornichet. We presented the guests with ID Cards produced by members of our French group, with the aim of establishing a pen-friend link with students at the school in Pornichet.

The Library team also presented a range of English books in exchange for French books. The French visitors were delighted!

We then took part in a very competitive game of Cornish Rules Boules and we even managed to beat the French at their own game a couple of times.

We were originally going to see the French sailors in the Sailtica Race off from the balcony of the Royal Fowey Yacht Club, but due to the gale force wind, the yachts had to postpone their departure until the next day. We still got to visit RFYC and stand on the balcony in the wind.

Dolly said: “It was a terrific teambuilding and educational experience.”

Presenting our ID Cards to our Pornichet visitors

Presenting our ID Cards to our Pornichet visitors